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David Duchovny young

David Duchovny young

Birth Date

August 7, 1960


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



6 ft 0½ in | 184 cm

David Duchovny young photos


86 kg | 190 lbs


45 in | 114 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU


36.5 in | 93 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

David Duchovny was born in New York City, New York, United States, on August 7, 1960, is an American actor.

Young David Duchovny began his acting career in off-Broadway plays and in commercials, in the late 1980s.

He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy drama film Working Girl (1988) in role as Tess's Birthday Party Friend.

He got his television debut in ABC mystery horror drama series Twin Peaks (1990–1991) in role as DEA Agent Denise Bryson.

David's breakthrough performance came as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder in science fiction series The X-Files (1993–2018).

Best Movies

Kalifornia (1993) road thriller opposite Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis

The X-Files (1998) science fiction thriller with Gillian Anderson

Return to Me (2000) romantic comedy drama opposite Bonnie Hunt and Minnie Driver

The Rapture (1991) drama mystery with Mimi Rogers

Evolution (2001) science fiction opposite Julianne Moore

Bad Influence (1990) psychological thriller with James Spader and Rob Lowe

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) science fiction opposite Gillian Anderson

The TV Set (2006) comedy drama with Sigourney Weaver

Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) drama opposite Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro

Full Frontal (2002) comedy drama with Julia Roberts

The Joneses (2009) comedy drama opposite Amber Heard and Demi Moore

Playing God (1997) thriller drama with Angelina Jolie and Timothy Hutton

House of D (2005) comedy drama opposite Anton Yelchin and Robin Williams

Trust the Man (2006) romantic comedy with Julianne Moore and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Red Shoe Diaries (1992) drama opposite Billy Wirth and Brigitte Bako

New Year's Day (1989) comedy drama with Maggie Wheeler and Henry Jaglom

Phantom (2013) thriller opposite Ed Harris

Goats (2012) comedy drama with Vera Farmiga and Dakota Johnson

TV Shows

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder in science fiction series The X-Files (1993–2018).

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his performance as writer Hank Moody in Showtime comedy drama television series Californication (2007–2014).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his recurring role in The Larry Sanders Show (1995–1998).

He played DEA Agent Denise Bryson in ABC mystery horror drama series Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017).

Red Shoe Diaries (1992–1997) Showtime drama series in role as Jake Winters

He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1995 and 1998.

He guest starred as Johnny Volcano in ABC sitcom Life with Bonnie (2002).

Aquarius (2015–2016) NBC crime drama television series in role as Sam Hodiak


Attended Grace Church School and The Collegiate School For Boys, in Manhattan.

He received his BA in English Literature from Princeton University and his Masters in English Literature from Yale University.

Has a sister, Laurie and an older brother, Daniel.

Good friends with actors Nicholas Lea and Ron Eldard.

Huge sports fan.

Fan of Doctor Who (1963).

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard in 2016.

He released his first music album "Hell or Highwater" in 2015 and his second album "Every Third Thought" in 2018.

He published three books:

Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015)

Bucky F**king Dent (2016)

Miss Subways (2018)

Huge dog lover.

Speaks French, Hebrew and Latin.

Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


He dated Sheryl Lee (1991-1992), Mandy Komlosy (1992), Sharon Stone (1993), Perrey Reeves (1993-1995), Lisa Loeb (1995), Winona Ryder (1996) and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (1995-1996).

He was married to actress Téa Leoni (1997-2014), they have a daughter and a son.


If you're smart, you'll always be humble. You can learn all you want, but there'll always be somebody who's never read a book who'll know twice what you know.

I feel like I came to acting late in a way. I was about 26 or 27, and it was imperative that I make a living right away, and it's hard to make a living on stage, so I started in television and film.

I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.

My favorite parts of work as an actor and a director are those unplanned mistakes that do happen, because it's like catching lightning in a bottle. It's the best part of what we do.

I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He s very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don t know if they re in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other.

There are certain things I learned when I first started learning about acting, to try and place the character physically and emotionally. And the way you place them emotionally is often with humor.

Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth.

Well, I still write poetry, but I wouldn't call myself a poet.

'The X-Files,' as I recall, we didn't know really what we were until the middle of the first year. You know, so if we'd been cancelled, you get cancelled before you mature into what it is you can actually be, which is too bad.